79 FR 551 2013-31437. Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Control of Air Pollution by Permits for New Construction or Modification; Permits for Specific Designated Facilities  

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    Withdrawal Of Direct Final Rule.


    On November 21, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a direct final rule approving portions of two revisions to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning the Permits for Specific Designated Facilities Program, also referred to as the FutureGen Program. The direct final action was published without prior proposal because EPA anticipated no adverse comments. EPA stated in the direct final rule that if we received relevant, adverse comments by December 23, 2013, EPA would publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register. EPA received a letter dated December 19, 2013, from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality stating that the March 9, 2006, and July 2, 2010, SIP revisions specific to the FutureGen program have been withdrawn from our consideration as revisions to the Texas SIP. Accordingly, EPA is withdrawing our direct final approval and in a separate rulemaking in today's Federal Register we are also withdrawing the corresponding proposed approval. We find that no further action is necessary on the Texas FutureGen Program March 9, 2006 and July 2, 2010 SIP revisions. The State's action also withdraws from EPA's review the FutureGen Program component of the January 22, 2010 Consent Decree between EPA and the BCCA Appeal Group, Texas Association of Business, and Texas Oil and Gas Association. This withdrawal is being taken under section 110 and parts C and D of the Federal Clean Air Act.


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    The direct final rule published on November 21, 2013 (78 FR 69773), is withdrawn effective January 6, 2014.


    Ms. Adina Wiley (6PD-R), Air Permits Section, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue (6PD-R), Suite 1200, Dallas, TX 75202-2733. The telephone number is (214) 665-2115. Ms. Wiley can also be reached via electronic mail at wiley.adina@epa.gov.

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    Dated: December 20, 2013.

    Samuel Coleman,

    Acting Regional Administrator, Region 6.

    Accordingly, the amendments to 40 CFR 52.2270 published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2013 (78 FR 69773), which were to become effective on January 21, 2014, are withdrawn.

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Document Information

Effective Date:
Withdrawal of direct final rule.
Document Number:
Document Citation:
79 FR 551
The direct final rule published on November 21, 2013 (78 FR 69773), is withdrawn effective January 6, 2014.
551-551 (1 pages)
Air pollution control, Environmental protection, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
Supporting Documents:
» TX048.12 Texas Withdrawal of Rules for the FutureGen Project in 30 Tex. Admin. Code Chapters 39 and 116 from Consideration as State Implementation Plan Revisions, submitted to EPA December 23, 2013 (TX-351). 4 pages u18
» TX048.05 EPA Technical Support Document. 36 pages tyf
» TX048.04 Texas Revisions to 30 TAC Chapters 39, 55, 60, and 116, RE: Public Participation for Air Permitting, submitted to EPA July 2, 2010 (TX-297, 39-R, 55-C, 60-3, 6-77). 721 pages 20.9 MB tyf
» TX048.03 Texas Revisions to 30 TAC Chapters 39 and 116, RE: FutureGen/Clean Coal, submitted to EPA March 9, 2006 (TX-219, 6-69, 39-M). 164 pages 3.9 MB tyl
CFR: (1)
40 CFR 52